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International Mystery, Thriller, and Suspense Books: A Global Perspective

The mystery, thriller, and suspense genre is not limited to any particular country or culture, and many international authors have made a significant contribution to the genre. Reading books from different countries can provide a global perspective and offer a different take on the genre. Here are a few examples of international mystery, thriller, and suspense books that have recently gained popularity:

  1. "The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye" by David Lagercrantz - This book is a continuation of the popular Millennium series by Stieg Larsson and is set in Sweden.

  2. "The Girl on the Train" by Paula Hawkins - This book is set in London and explores the dark side of suburban life.

  3. "The Paper Menagerie" by Ken Liu - This book is a collection of short stories by an author who is a citizen of the United States, but was born in China, and it explores the themes of immigration, identity, and cultural heritage.

  4. "The Little Friend" by Donna Tartt - This book is set in Mississippi, USA, and tells the story of a young girl's search for her brother's killer.

  5. "The Dinner" by Herman Koch - This book is set in Amsterdam and explores the darker side of human nature and the moral dilemmas that arise when a family's secrets are exposed.

  6. "The Shadow of the Wind" by Carlos Ruiz Zafón - This book is set in Barcelona and tells the story of a young boy's quest to discover the truth about a mysterious author.

  7. "The Death of Murat Idrissi" by Tommy Wieringa - This book is set in a small village in the Netherlands and explores themes of identity, culture, and belonging.

  8. "The Devotion of Suspect X" by Higashino Keigo - This book is set in Tokyo, Japan and tells the story of a murder and the complex relationships between the suspects.

These books offer a global perspective on the genre and showcase the diversity of the mystery, thriller, and suspense genre. Reading international books can provide a different perspective, and can also expose readers to different cultures and ways of storytelling.

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